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Archive for April, 2014

Cold spring

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
Turkey Vultures, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 30 April 2014.

Turkey Vultures.

The lawn needs mowing. The lawn is about the only proof around here that this is actually spring. This early morning was in the upper-30s (F), although (thank goodness) it wasn’t as windy as it has been recently. A gray morning. Birds are about, are singing, are moving through—especially (still) the Ruby-crowned Kinglets and Yellow-rumped Warblers and even a little batch of Palm Warblers.

Notable today were the three Turkey Vultures that sailed in and touched down on Beech Nut’s chimney and roof. Maybe it’s an omen—a portent of the sweet warmth of May.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 6:45 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. Wild Turkey (v)
2. Hermit Thrush (v)
3. Northern Flicker
4. Eastern Phoebe
5. Palm Warbler
6. Hairy Woodpecker (drumming)
7. American Robin
8. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
9. Black-capped Chickadee**
10. American Goldfinch (v)
11. American Woodcock (flushed)
12. Eastern Towhee
13. Pileated Woodpecker (v)
14. American Crow*
15. Yellow-rumped Warbler
16. Brown-headed Cowbird
17. Song Sparrow**
18. Savannah Sparrow (v)
19. Mourning Dove* (v)
20. Blue Jay
21. Chipping Sparrow (v)
22. Turkey Vulture
23. Herring Gull* (v)

Elsewhere

24. Mallard
25. European Starling
26. Common Grackle

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere

 

Soon May

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
Savannah sparrow, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 29 April 2014.

Savannah sparrow.

Early morning. Sunny morning. Frigid morning. Windy. Saw a few birds, although I didn’t feel like just hanging out with ’em today.

But soon it will be May.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 6:45 a.m., I hiked all trails.

1. American Robin**
2. House Finch** (v)
3. Black-capped Chickadee**
4. Eastern Phoebe
5. Eastern Towhee
6. American Crow*
7. American Goldfinch (v)
8. Northern Flicker (v)
9.  Herring Gull*
10. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
11. Yellow-rumped Warbler
12. Brown-headed Cowbird
13. Song Sparrow**
14. Savannah Sparrow
15. Northern Cardinal** (v)
16. Chipping Sparrow (v)
17. White-throated Sparrow (v)
18. Double-crested Cormorant
19. Hermit Thrush (v)
20. Broad-winged Hawk
21. Pileated Woodpecker (v)

Elsewhere

22. Rock Pigeon
23. Common Grackle

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere

 

April lingers

Monday, April 28th, 2014
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 28 April 2014.

Yellow-rumped Warbler.

Raw and wet and windy morning. Not very many birds.

Beech Hill List
Beginning at 7 a.m, I hiked all trails.

1. Black-capped Chickadee**
2. American Robin
3. Tufted Titmouse
4. House Finch (v)
5. Eastern Towhee
6. American Crow*
7. Northern Flicker (v)
8. American Goldfinch (v)
9. Herring Gull*
10. Northern Cardinal** (v)
11. Yellow-rumped Warbler
12. Song Sparrow**
13. Savannah Sparrow
14. Blue Jay (v)
15. Brown-headed Cowbird (v)
16. Downy Woodpecker

Elsewhere

17. Mallard
18. Mourning Dove
19. House Sparrow (v)
20. European Starling
21. Double-crested Cormorant
22. Rock Pigeon

v = Voice only
*Also elsewhere
**Voice only elsewhere

 

 
Bird Report is an intermittent record of what's outside my window in Rockport, Maine, USA (44°08'N latitude, 69°06'W longitude), and vicinity. —Brian Willson



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